Archduke Franz Ferdinand when he was in the German army work force. He presented towards Weimar Republic of his intelligence and passion of restoring Germany through welfare, one of the key things that caught the German people's ears. Because of the treaty of Versailles, Germany's economy, boundary, and power was incredibly low and sercumsized. To the German people, Hitler seemed to be the person that would free them from this harsh punishment. As Hitler was given power within his party in the Weimar Republic, he then justified that if we're to make our point and get anywhere in the world, we should build a better army and make our territory spread so that the perfect race has somewhere better to live. As he was in control, Hitler decided to create a treaty with Japan to ensure that Germany had backup. (Meier) This was also the case with Mussolini. As the depression caried through a short, but memorable time was a revolt that forever changed italy to become a facist nation. As Mussolini came to power, he joined the axis powers. Mussolini was going for the same goal, expanding to their former glory, they achieved such goal by conquering ethiopia. (Spartacus) On the western part of post war, america suffered greatly after WWI; In the 1920's, america was enduring one of its finest moments having an increase of material and wealth, until 1929, November 11 when the stock market crashed. This made a peak in unemployment rate, peak in homeless people and a major decrease in material value. Hoover villages were rising and many influential and/or moral ideals were popping up like the KKK, jazz, boom in immigration and huge discussions about evolution and other lesser problems. (Learn360 "Roaring Twenties") Japan, being on the other side of the planet right next to america, was one that shouldn't be excluded from WWII. Japan wanted china and was willing to go over war for it. They started the assault by attacking their own land, only by disguising their Japanese recruits as Chinese workers. They were sent to blow up their train station and from there Japan and China were in war (not exactly the best of ways, but smarter than just decreeing war for no aparant reason, besides that they wanted the land). The events, geographic boundaries, economic problems and governmental decisions all lead to WWII starting between France, Great Britain, Germany and Japan.
Germany had a strong and aggressive moral; Nazism. Hitler proposed that their naval and air-force should not be limited by such treaty. Germany's army rose to 550,000 troops and had a stronger submarine approach towards their bays. France was greatly offended by such action, but did nothing. As all the improvements were made, Germany set its troops to the Rhineland, a set boundary that the Treaty of Versailles said that there couldn't be any German weapons within that land. France was extremely mad and wanted to go in war, but Great Britain said that "Germany was merely walking out into their backyard." (Learn360 "World War II") France backed down, giving Germany a perfect time to strike, but rather then striking France or any other ally, they wanted their land back from Czechoslovakia. Hitler "persuaded" Austria and Hungary to become its former glory of a huge nation. As Germany recruited Austria-Hungary, the nation wanted their land back from Czechoslovakia. Hitler demanded the Sudetenland from the Czechs; All allied nations came together at a conference and instead of objecting to such plan, they agreed upon it. As Germany obtained its Sudetenland, Hitler proposed that Germany should take it all. Germany did, and from there the allies finally reacted and made a plan upon it. Great Britain made a treaty with Poland to defend it in case of attack and both France and Great Britain knew that if they were going to have any chance with the axis powers, they would have to get Stalin's side and get help from Soviet Union, but they were too late. Before any ally, Hitler and Stalin signed a non aggressive act, which stated that Germany and Soviet Union will not attack each other. (Spielvogel) As all treaties and transactions were made, Germany attacked Poland with a blitzkrieg, abolishing most of the nation and expanding Germany's geographic boundary. Hitler was amazed by such progression and was greatly satisfied. He later conducted attacks on France, later winning him Paris, and Great Britain, sending people of Great Britain into bomb shelters and subway stations making Britain's finest moment. (Meier) Britain hurting badly from the war, pleaded that the U.S should join and save them. The U.S was going through its own problems, but president Franklin D. Roosevelt made acts and groups that helped america get out of its depression and into a better state of prosperity. The U.S didn't want to get involved in the war, but rather Roosevelt planned to "lend" their ships, arms and other warfare material to Great Britain; the congress rolled with it, but the American citizens thought other wise, saying something along the lines of, "it's their problem, not ours anymore," or, "We helped them out of WWI, why do we have to do it again?" (Learn360 "World War II") During this time, America was taking the resources (more importantly, OIL) from Japans colonies within their raid in China. Japan demanded that they wanted to exploit the resources from their raids. Through time, Japan sent a peace negotiator to america, but was quickly sent back a day later on December 7, 1941, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. (Spielvogel) This changed America's thought of the war completely. Citizens of America quickly learned that this was happening to their Britain and French allies, and soon after Roosevelt sent the U.S army out towards Europe while also occupied with Japan. Later as Germany started raiding France, they then sent their army near the Soviet Border and made a frontal attack. This separated Russia and Germany and became once again enemies. Both Germany and Japan had a plan to invade Russia like Germany was in WWI, but Hitler's plan was shot down when the American troops invaded Germany, went in the heart land of Germany and demolished all concentration camps, setting all the Jews and other victims free. Japan didn't back down until both bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9 of 1945.
All was thought to be done, but there was corrections that had to be made. America allowed women to be apart of the war effort by testing out planes or even flying targets for the troops to shoot. Russia had the same idea only allowing them to be apart of the metal working and tank making. after all efforts, they prevailed, but the war still left some scratches that needed to be bandaged up. America had Japanese Concentration camps, less violent then the German ones, but still wrong of america. The U.S was in war and preventing the concentration camps when they had one all along. The Japanese concentration camps didn't "really" mean to kill the Japanese, but just debunk their america citizenship. Roosevelt saw the error of ways and sent them free and granted their access to be an American citizen. In Germany, the Nazi regime slowly vanished and the German boundary was set back to its normal spot. Hitler's family wanted Albert Speer to be Governor and set all right again. He made feminist equalization and made Germany receive its material growth and giant boom in economy.
Governmental decisions, economic problems, geographic boundaries and corresponding events were all apart of WWII and the times after and before. Those leaders made decisions that affected the nations economy, geography and current events; and each event did so to one another. Based off opinion, we can say who leaded towards glory or failure, but in war, sometimes it's hard to tell.
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